CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.
Here is some programming for the Machias and Calais CareerCenters in April:
GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session
April 2, 2 p.m., Calais CareerCenter; April 24, 9 a.m., Machias CareerCenter
Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today’s competitive work/job seeking environment? GATEways to Employment is a great opportunity for you! Come and share your ideas and experiences with other job seekers. This is a great way to increase your job search success, to gain insight on the latest job search techniques, and to maximize your potential. CareerCenter is here to help you find your key to success! To register call Michelle at 1-800-292-8929.
Learn How to Use High Speed Internet to Grow Your Business
April 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Machias and Calais CareerCenters
A collaborative event with ConnectME, Maine Adult Education, Axiom Technologies and the Washington County CareerCenters, that features Nancy Marshall, Marketing and Communications Expert. The event is free but space is limited. RSVP preferred.
Call Jane Blackwood at 255-0679 to register for Machias or call Blanche Barnes at 255-1922 to register for Calais.
Free Labor Law Class
April 9, 9 a.m., Lubec Town Office, 40 School Street, Lubec
Presented by the Maine Department of Labor, this session will cover general labor law topics including poster requirements, minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, personnel files, termination requirements, child labor laws, and work permits. An introduction of CareerCenter services to businesses will also be covered. To register call Thomas Brown at 592-2051.
Essentials of College Planning presented by MEOC
April 14, 10 a.m., Machias CareerCenter
This workshop will survey the basic steps for successful college enrollment. The session will discuss college & trade school options in our region, entrance requirements, readiness & transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. During the session we will review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges for each participant, and, if appropriate, will complete the financial aid form. This session is designed to set the stage for future enhanced workshops or individual counseling sessions. Participants should bring 2012 1040 tax form (or income estimates for 2012) and any high school/GED and college transcripts. To register for a MEOC Workshop call 1-800-281-3703.
Apprenticeship Works in Washington County
April 17, 10:30 a.m., Washington County Community College Lecture Hall, Calais
Facilitated by the Maine Department of Labor’s Director of Apprenticeship Programs, this session will provide information on how to utilize apprenticeship in your business. The content will be applicable to both businesses and educators and will focus on building local partnerships to promote apprenticeship as a viable workforce development tool.
April 17, 11:30 a.m., Washington County Community College Gym, Calais
This session will focus on CareerCenter services available to job seekers and will include tips on preparing for the job fair.
Calais Area Job Fair
April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Washington County Community College Gym, Calais
Participating employers include: Care & Comfort, Community Health & Counseling, HomeCare for Maine, Living Innovations, Maine Army National Guard, Maine Staffing Group, Maine State Police, Maine Veterans’ Home, Marshall Healthcare Facility, MAS Homecare of Maine, NAMI Maine, Neighbors Care Volunteer Center of Washington County, Pratt Chevrolet Buick, Sunrise County Economic Council, The By Us Company, The Lane Construction Corp, United States Navy, UPC of Maine/Washington County Children’s Program, VA Maine, Walmart #2178, and Washington County Community College.
The CareerCenter, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1 in Machias and One College Drive in Calais, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.